Faith is the West Coast Pete Seeger. Of course, Pete might say he
is the East Coast Faith Petric. She might not be as famous, but she
has left her indelible stamp on probably hundreds of folk musicians.
She’s a tireless promoter of folk music through the twice monthly
song swaps at her home, which she’s been doing for more than
5 decades. She was born in a log cabin in 1915, yet she doesn’t
seem a day older than when I first met her nearly 20 years ago. She
knows a million songs and can remember where most of them come from.
And she always lights up the stage when she performs. I’d wrap
it up now. I can imagine her saying, “Now, you stop that!” She
doesn’t like it when people gas on about how great she is. Suffice
to say there’s a reason the evening concert stage is named after